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An analysis of the efficiency of public spending and national policies in the area of R&D - A. Conte, P. Schweizer, A. Dierx and F. Ilzkovitz

Author(s): A. Conte, P. Schweizer, A. Dierx and F. Ilzkovitz, European Commission

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This paper reviews the innovation performance of the different EU Member States and provides estimates of the relative efficiency of their R&D spending.

In doing so, it aims at moving the policy discussion from mere volume-based policy targets towards a better assessment of the quality and effects of public R&D spending.

The main contribution of this paper is therefore the identification of both (1) a suitable methodology for the evaluation of efficiency levels across Member States and (2) structural and policy determinants which may contribute to raise efficiency levels of R&D spending across countries and over time.
JEL classification:O33 - H50 - C23
doi:10.2765/51663

(European Economy. Occasional Papers 54. September 2009. Brussels. PDF. 61pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. Free.)

KC-AH-09-054-EN-C (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-11268-3 (online)
ISSN 1725-3195 (online)

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